This Felt Button Art activity is a quick and creative way to use up a box or cardboard you no longer need.
The possibilities are endless and you can draw anything you’d like! For toddlers, you can keep the pictures simple by drawing shapes or random little doodles that are easy to recognize, as well as using larger buttons. Or you can make a more complex picture with many objects and smaller buttons for older kids.
This activity is also great if you have many left over felt scraps from previous crafts, like I did!
My son (3) loved this little fun recycled activity and was at it for quite some time. Of course securing the felt objects with a button was the best part! Which is awesome, because I knew he’s exercising fine motor skills, and not only that (!!) but life skills too!
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Materials FOR FELT BUTTON ART:
Instructions for felt button art:
- One a piece of cardboard, draw a scene, doodles, etc. using the colored permanent markers.
- Next, using the needle and thread, add the buttons (matching the colors) onto each picture.
- Now, with the craft scissors cut out matching pictures/objects to the outlines you drew on the cardboard. They don’t have to match perfectly!
Rules are simple: kids have to match the felt objects to the pictures on the cardboard and secure them using the buttons creating a beautiful felt scene!
What is my child learning and improving?
- Cognitive skills (matching, comparing, analyzing each picture and felt objects)
- Fine motor skills (picking up the felt objects, securing them to the button)
- Colors (matching the colors on the cardboard to the colors of the felt objects)
- Focus + concentration